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Canal project moving in the right direction

IT’S full steam ahead for the restoration of the canal as detailed plans  for the project have now been submitted to Wiltshire Council’s planning department.  Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal Trust have…

Oyez! Melksham celebrates the Queen’s reign

MELKSHAM recently joined in with the nation to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. On Wednesday 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 63 years on…

Village memorial restored to glory

RENOVATIONS are complete for Broughton Gifford’s 95-year-old war memorial, and a rededication service will take place this Saturday 18th July. With the help of local stonemason Phil Bines, the cenotaph was renovated…

National Trust stars in BBC’s Wolf Hall

When the BBC’s lavish drama ‘Wolf Hall’ hit the screen on Wednesday 21st January, eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted a record five National Trust places in the South West, including…

Ringing for Remembrance in Melksham

On the evening of Remembrance Day the bell-ringers of Melksham rang a quarter peal of 1260 changes of Grandsire Triples in 51 minutes with the bells half muffled. It was…

Tribute to a Holt man William Royston ‘Roy’ Baston – 01.12.28 – 01.10.14

William Baston, born and raised in Holt, has sadly passed away. He attended the village school in the building that is now the United Reform Church Hall. One of his…

Special Wall of Remembrance in Melksham

A special Wall of Remembrance, commemorating those Wiltshire soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, is continuing its tour of the county by visiting Melksham.  The display…

Melksham Museum website live

Are you interested in local history? Have you been trying to solve the riddles of your Melksham family tree? Or have you recently moved to the area and want to…

Andy York releases new Melksham carnival disc

ANDY York has compiled a new disc full of ‘Melksham Memories’ that show photos of people and events in and around Melksham called Carnivals, Costumes and Events.  He started his…

Melksham memories

ANDY York has compiled a disc full of ‘Melksham Memories’ that show photos of Melksham from as far back as the late 1800s.  He has started with a set of…